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The study aimed to explore the level of accessibility and use of Institutional Repository (IR) among research scholars. It has also investigated the difference of opinion on the basis of participants’ gender, age and qualification. Further, the need of training and guidance to make effective use of IR has also incorporated. Survey based on questionnaire was employed to collected data from M. Phil. and PhD scholars studying at seven departments of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore. The results showed that research scholars are accessing IR infrequently and they have limited access to the publications. They have accessed the IR for the fulfillment of their assignments. They mentioned that they need extensive training for efficient use of IR. In context of Pakistan, the study will be helpful for other universities and institutions to make effective and efficient use of IR.